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Sep 13 2013

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Yak-3 crashes in France, pilot and passenger unhurt

The Yak-3 F-AZZV. (Photo alkainel (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

The Yak-3 F-AZZV. (Photo alkainel (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

This afternoon, the Yakolev Yak-3 F-AZZV crashed in Dijon, France. The pilot and his passenger are reportedly unhurt. According to available information, the aircraft could not be stopped during its landing run. Available pictures show that the aircraft suffered extensive damage: the main landing gear and propeller were sheared from the aircraft, while the engine cowling and wings were damaged.

Pictures are available on the website Le Bien Public (in french)

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1 comment

  1. Claus Gustafsen

    Happy that no people were hurt, now we can just hope that the Aircraft can and will be repaired. Hopefully to fly again, but otherwise to a static display status. But planes were built to fly!

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